October 05, 2021 0 Comments
Have you ever stumbled upon a small online business and found yourself pondering: “Where exactly are these products made? I wonder what their workspace looks like? In what kind of conditions are their products stored until shipping?” Or maybe even, “Are these claims of being a small, one-person-in-home-operation even true at all?!”
Whether these sorts of questions are evoked purely by curiosity and fascination, or maybe rather out of an abundance of caution surrounding cleanliness or legitimacy concerns — These sort of things are only natural to question before handing over your hard-earned money to an online shop you’ve never heard of before.
If you were to descend into my basement dungeon, the first thing you’d see is what I very creatively call the…uh…main area. Yep, that’s the best I’ve got.
Here‘s where the majority of tie dyeing happens, amongst all of the varying sizes of plastic storage bins with the wire shelving / cabinet organizer contraptions inside of or on top of them.
Then, I have all of my splat rack space freed up to move right on along to the next order without worry of having to wait due to lack of available workspace!
Another one of many things I’ve implemented over the years, in an attempt to streamline the process of crankin’ out custom commissions, are these half dozen drawers on a 3-tier shelving unit.
Wait, what was that non-chalant mention of a bar? Damn right I meant literal BAR! Smack dab in the center of the studio is the tie dye bar of my dreams...brought to life! And the best part of all: it’s PINK!
RANDOM FACT: This baby-pink bar-top is a 1950 original, but in damn near like-new condition; thanks to the mountain of clutter and thick layer of dust that inadvertently served to protect and preserve the surface over the course of recent decades (I wish I was kidding). That is, until one late summer night I set out on a mission and pulled a coup d'etat on the clutter…and TA-DA! (see before and after pics below)
So, would it really be a 'real' tie dye bar if it didn’t have an ice machine for ice dyeing anytime at the drop of a dime?!
My handy dandy ice maker resides on top of the bar, next to my beloved Good Molecules mini fridge!
Last but not least is where multiple steps of the tie dyeing process take place: the laundry room!
Ready to rinse designs are brought back over to the tub sink and thoroughly rinsed before being double-washed with a combination of Synthrapol (a professional textile detergent that removes excess dye particles) and Gain detergent.
Welcome to a little place I like to call: TIE DYE STUDIO LITE 2.0! So, earlier in this post when I said that my basement is where "all" of the tie dye is handmade...well, that's not quite the whole truth.
Reality is, I spend my time split between two households - so here at my boyfriend's house I have a second, super mini yet fully functional tie dye set-up!
Down to having a double of every single dye color in my collection! Some are stored amongst the empty Dharma dye jars I've accumulated over time, but once I ran out of those I started using these adorable, tiny containers from the dollar store; which are especially the perfect size for my lesser used colors!
BUT WAIT, that’s still not all…
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I’m excited to begin publishing more content here on a regular, consistent basis. So, with that being said: What type of content would you most love to see featured on my blog? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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January 18, 2022 0 Comments
Revealing my first impressions, initial thoughts and overall opinion on the brand NEW Dharma Trading Co. Fiber Reactive Dye color thats available now: Magenta Galactica!
Exclusively in this blog post is: a detailed, in-depth review accompanied by an abundance of demonstrative images, true-to-color swatches of Magenta Galactica sampled on 100% cotton — featuring both tie-dyed and ice-dyed examples + much, much more!
January 11, 2022 0 Comments
December 30, 2021 0 Comments
Welcome to the digital destination of your dreams! Paradisiac Psychedelic Handmade Goods is the online, one of a kind oasis of tie dye design. This 'lil solopreneurship all began as shop beachbumtiedye (which later changed to detroittiedyeco) on Etsy. Then, shortly after migrating to Shopify in late 2017, evolved to become the present day and here to stay: #PARADISIACDYES
As a true one-person-operation still to this day, this is seriously as small as small business gets!
Explore kaleidoscopic clothing, bedding & beyond — ranging from classic, made-to-order designs to hypnotic, wearable works of art beyond just basic tie dye tees.
All products are hand-dyed in small batches by tie dye artist, Rhiannon, in the basement tie dye bar & studio!
Special order tie dye requests are always welcome + Bulk discounts for large quantity custom commissions may apply.
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All content featured on paradisiacdyes.com and our related social media accounts, including: graphics, images, logos, as well as all written text and slogans, are copyrighted intellectual property of Paradisiac Psychedelic Handmade Goods. All photography, including product page images of individual tie-dye items and other marketing content imagery, always features our own, actual, hand-dyed designs only. All images are as true-to-color as is possible, in an attempt to depict the same shades and tones as they appear in real life. However, visual appearance of colors and tones may be slightly altered on different devices and screens.